Living in Saudi Arabia: The Early Years

Following is an excerpt from my upcoming ebook, Living in Saudi Arabia; The Early Years. The Portal Was Open Thursday, February 04, 2010 A few days back I was standing in line in the produce section of LuLu's. There is an area in which you can have your fresh pineapples, peeled and sliced for … [Read more...]

Living In Saudi Arabia: What Should I Bring?

What should I bring with me to Saudi Arabia? When it comes to people wanting tips on moving to Saudi Arabia, this is the number one question that I receive. In this video I answer that question. You may be surprised at the … [Read more...]

How to Attend Award Shows

Attending award shows have gotten easier and easier. The American Music Awards and the Billboard Awards are two award shows that offer tickets to the public. Recently the BET Awards entered the arena of offering tickets to the public. And, there are a few others as well. Only at an televised awards … [Read more...]

Living in Saudi Arabia – Camel Crossing

This is an old photo, but I thought I would share the camel crossing anyway. When I first arrived in Saudi Arabia, I was totally amazed to see camels crossing the roads, or just roaming around in general. Camels are pretty much easy to spot once you leave the city. It's not unusual to find them just … [Read more...]

You Know You’ve Been Living in Saudi Arabia…

I just came across this while editing my eBook Black Chick in Saudi - The Early Years. When I first made the decision to join my husband in Saudi Arabia, like everyone else, I started to do some research. During that time, I came across this piece. I thought it was funny, though at the time, I … [Read more...]

It’s Shoulder Season!!

The time to buy is now! Shoulder season is approaching for many locations, especially in Europe. What is shoulder season? Shoulder season is the time between peak and off-peak seasons. This means fewer crowds, and lower prices. With fewer travelers, expect to see lower prices for both hotels and … [Read more...]

Black American Living in Saudi Arabia

"What is it like for African-Americans in Saudi Arabia?" "How have you been treated?" "As a Black woman how are you accepted?" I frequently receive emails with these types of questions. Too many really. Not in the sense that I mind answering, but in the sense that it's a damn shame we still … [Read more...]

Saudi When it Rains…It Pours.

It's been a while since I've posted. I will update you shortly regarding my happenings. I've been on Repat in the states for the past 5 weeks, and we had a blast. But, in the meantime, I wanted to share this video I took at 2:30 this morning. Because of (1) jetlag and (2) the thunder, I was wide … [Read more...]

I’m Back and Blogging!!

Hello Everyone!!If you're one of the readers who have been reading my blog Black Chick in Saudi from way back, then you know I haven't written in awhile. I even considered abandoning this blog, for a variety of reasons. However, I received yet another email today in which someone was asking whether … [Read more...]

Fun Stuff: 50 Things Every Traveler Should Know

This is a fun infographic that I came across. It's fun. It shows us 50 things that will make us all more culturally aware of the countries we visit, and better travelers in general. So, of course, I had to share it with you. I knew 21 of these, which makes me a "Wandering wayfarer." How many of … [Read more...]